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Brookfield cruising early

High School Sports

CAMPBELL — Brookfield’s boys basketball team hasn’t had a winning season since 2014-2015, and but the Warriors are looking to potentially make some noise in the early stages of this year’s campaign. Brookfield’s 67-59 victory Friday night at Campbell Memorial High School is the ...

McDonald rolls past Lowellville

High School Sports

LOWELLVILLE — Fans make it a raucous environment every time McDonald and Lowellville hookup on the hardwood for a boys basketball game. The rivalry has intensified in the last few seasons. Last year, McDonald swept the regular-season series before Lowellville bounced the Blue Devils from ...

Humble Chubb eyes wins, not rushing titles

Local Sports

CLEVELAND — The chant began almost as a pleading cry and has grown into something of a commandment during Browns home games this season. It goes, “Chubb! Chubb! Chubb!” It slowly builds and reaches a crescendo whenever Cleveland’s offense faces a pivotal situation or needs a big ...

LaBrae’s defense quells Bristol

High School Sports

BRISTOLVILLE — In a battle of pressure defenses in a non-league high school boys basketball game Friday night, LaBrae proved it had the right stuff to cool off host Bristol. The Vikings forced 12 turnovers in the first half and converted many of them into driving buckets as they defeated ...

Smith-Schuster not playing Sunday

Local Sports

PITTSBURGH — Despite some encouraging signs to the contrary earlier in the week, the depleted Pittsburgh Steelers offense won’t be getting its top wide receiver back for what is a crucial game this weekend. JuJu Smith-Schuster will not play when the Steelers host the Buffalo Bills on ...

Don’t get tangled up with the wrong fishing line

Local Sports

The most important piece of anglers’ equipment unfortunately is something they all too often overlook. Fishing line is not the most exciting stuff that anglers use, so it is easy to shrug it off. That’s a shame because neglect and indifference can lead to a great deal of disappointment ...

Raiders win in 2 overtimes

High School Sports

GARFIELD HEIGHTS — Chris Williams led the Raiders on the scoreboard in a thrilling double overtime upset victory over the Bulldogs, 63-61. Williams had 18 points. D’Muntize Owens scored 15 and sophomore Tyriq Ivory added 14. Owens had a 3-pointer to send the game to a second ...

Scoreboard

High School Sports

Scoreboard Boys basketball ¯ Austintown Fitch 67, Tallmadge 64 ¯ Warren G. Harding 63, Garfield Heights 61 (2OT) ¯ Ursuline 59, Howland 52 ¯ West Branch 53, Canfield 50 ¯ Hubbard 51, Niles 45 ¯ Lakeview 55, South Range 44 ¯ Jefferson 60, Girard 58 ¯ Newton Falls 48, Champion ...

Liberty suffers first setback to Crestview

High School Sports

NEW WATERFORD — The Crestview Rebels made history Friday night at home when they knocked off the previously unbeaten Liberty Leopards 68-60. It was the Rebels’ first All-American Conference, Blue Tier victory after suffering a dismal 0-14 inaugural season in 2018-19. The win was also the ...

Lakeview, Falls, Mathews, Chalker post wins

High School Sports

¯ LAKEVIEW 55, SOUTH RANGE 44: BEAVER TOWNSHIP — The Bulldogs had 10 3-pointers to pass over the Raiders. Brendon Kilpatrick had a team-high 19 points, while Ryan Carnahan added 13 for Lakeview. Each had three 3-pointers. Chris Brooks paced South Range with a game-high 24 points. No ...

A year ahead

High School Sports

VIENNA — The high school basketball programs at Maplewood and Mathews are on the same plan, a youth movement of sorts. The difference is that the Rockets have a year under their belt in that plan, while the Mustangs are just beginning. That was evident Thursday night in their ...

Landry disputes rumors Beckham wants to leave

Local Sports

BEREA — If Odell Beckham is making plans to bolt the Browns, the flashy wide receiver hasn’t told his best friend. Jarvis Landry thinks he would know, and he doesn’t believe Beckham is going anywhere. Landry said Thursday that Beckham has given him no reason to feel he wants to be ...

Injuries force YSU to lean on freshman

YSU Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — Jen Wendler felt the nervous energy in her 6-foot-2 frame, not a good thing for the Wisconsin native. The Youngstown State University women’s basketball freshman had the basketball touch her hands in the post. She panicked. “My first game I was really scared,” said ...

McDonald clobbers MVAC foe Springfield

High School Sports

McDONALD — Three players paced McDonald in double figures as the Blue Devils (5-0) cruised to a 61-31 Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference victory Thursday night over Springfield. Maddy Howard had 14 points, while her twin sister, Molly Howard, and fellow junior Sophia Costantino led the ...

Dupree, Watt develop as sack duo

Local Sports

PITTSBURGH — On the surface, they couldn’t be more different. One is the self-professed country boy from Georgia with the easy laugh. The other is a quiet kid from Wisconsin who happens to be the youngest member of a family that treats football not so much a sport but a calling. Bud ...

Kennedy boys stopped by Irish

High School Sports

¯ URSULINE 59, JOHN F. KENNEDY 50: WARREN — A big first quarter was enought to propel the Irish to a non-conference victory over John F. Kennedy. Ursuline took a 20-12 first-quarter lead — thanks in part to four of its eight 3-pointers — and never trailed from there. Daysean Harris ...

Cavs beat Spurs in overtime

Local Sports

SAN ANTONIO — Cleveland veteran Kevin Love has struggled to find a bright spot during a gloomy season for the Cavaliers, so he created his own. Love hit a tying 3-pointer in the final seconds of regulation and finished with 30 points and 17 rebounds as the Cavs rallied past the San Antonio ...

Prep scoreboard

High School Sports

Boys basketball URSULINE 59, JOHN F. KENNEDY 50 ¯ URSULINE: DeMarcus McElroy 3 0-0 8, Daysean Harris 5 2-3 15, Sean Phillips 1 0-0 3, Dean Boyd 0 2-4 2, Vince Armeni 1 7-10 9, Brady Shannon 5 0-1 10, Johnny Rowland 0 0-2 0, Terrence Pankey 4 0-0 10, Tyler Beck 0 2-2 2. Totals: FG 19; FT ...

Defenses dominate

High School Sports

CHAMPION — Kicking off league play for the season, Champion and Newton Falls each brought their A-game defensively, but a dominant fourth quarter from the Golden Flashes propelled them to a 38-22 win. “It’s exactly what we expected,” Champion coach Michael Cole said. “We know that ...

Edmunds brothers continue their rivalry

Local Sports

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Felicia Edmunds would rouse her three preteen boys from bed hours before school — and even on vacation — to put them through a rigorous daily workout of long runs and suicide sprints. If Trey, Terrell and Tremaine Edmunds aspired to one day play in the NFL, ...